What Made Princess Diana a True Fashion Icon?

Are you a fashionista? Love to accessorize yourself with fashionable attires, jewelries and other accessories? Then you must get to know Princess Diana – the truest fashion icon! But how did she become such a popular fashion icon? Want to know? Then scroll down –


Diana, Princess of Wales was one of the best-dressed women in history. You can check out the galleries adjacent to her royal apartment that follows the style evolution of Princess Diana. It includes her feather-haired “Sloane Ranger” fiancée of Prince Charles in pie-crust blouses and pastel ruffles which was nicknamed as “Shy Di,” by the press. Also, you can find embellished gowns and body-con velvet that made her one of the best-photographed women in the world.

Eleri Lynn, curator of “Diana: Her Fashion Story” explains that what set Diana apart was her ability to communicate with the clothing. Lynn said – “It is very surprising how little footage there exists of the Princess actually speaking. We all have a sense of what we think she was like, and yet so much of it comes from still photographs, and a large part of that [idea] is communicated through the different clothes that she wore.”

She was also renowned for her fashion diplomacy i.e. she wore a dress adorned with gold falconsan emblem of Saudi Arabia on her trip to the country. Also she had the most mysterious sense on how her clothing might enhance her physical presence which was characterized by what the Princess herself believed her caring wardrobe.


Princess Diana was “Cheerful, colorful clothes, because she wanted to convey approachability and warmth,” – says Lynn. Lynn further added – “She didn’t wear gloves because she liked to hold people’s hands. She would sometimes wear chunky jewelry so that children could play with it, and she never wore hats to children’s hospitals after a while, because she said you couldn’t cuddle a child in a hat.”

Diana even chose textiles that offer her an opportunity to convey empathy. Also, she was aware of how her clothing will put an impact on her public image. Her confidence in appearance and down-to-earth nature makes Diana, not just her wardrobe iconic. Lynn also said – “She had really sort of transcended fashion and achieved an incredible chic and elegance.”

For Diana her clothes were secondary to her own presence and her work. Such a quality makes her a true icon not just in the fashion sense but overall. If you wish to learn more about Princess Diana, her fashion sense and everything about her in a more detailed manner, then make sure to visit the Princess Diana Museum once.


In the Princess Diana Museum you will get an opportunity to see her personal belongings and the most iconic, carefully curated, personal and historical artifacts of Princess Diana displayed in a 3D interactive environment.



Visit the Princess Diana Museum to explore and understand the lifestyle and fashion sense of Princess Diana in a more personalized way. For more details visit https://www.theprincessandtheplatypus.org/

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